Fingerpicking Guitar in the Dropped D Tuning

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Product Overview

Format: Softcover & Online Audio

Publisher: Grossman's Guitar Workshop

Level: Intermediate

ISBN: 978-15134-6105-2

I became aware of the Dropped D tuning in 1960. It literally exploded my playing. Just by lowering the sixth string down a tone – from E to D, my guitar sounded so much fuller. The tuning seemed to open up the fingerboard whether playing in the Keys of D, G or A. An alternating bass sounded huge and dynamic.

Over the last 60 years I, as well as guitar playing friends, have explored playing in Dropped D. From folk and gospel to blues and early jazz to Celtic melodies and O’Carolan compositions to original instrumental compositions.

This collection covers a lot of musical terrain. There’s plenty of musical notes, styles, techniques in these pages. Travel slowly and try to absorb the arrangements one by one. The constant throughout is the Dropped D tuning. Includes access to online audio. ©2020, 228 pages



Folk & Gospel
Death Come Creeping
Green, Green Rocky Road
Will The Circle Be Unbroken
Little Sadie
What A Friend We Have in Jesus
Amazing Grace
Country Blues
Careless Love
Big Road Blues
Canned Heat Blues
St. Louis Blues
Blues in D
Slow Blues in A
Sportin’ Life Blues
Celtic Melodies & American Fiddle Tunes
Pretty Girl Milking A Cow
The Blarney Pilgrim
Midnight On The Water
The South Wind
Last of Callahan
Rights of Man
Drunken Wagoner
The Music of Turlough O’Carolan
Sheebeg An Sheemore
Planxty Irwin
Blind Mary
Carolan’s Concerto
The Guitar of Joseph Spence
Brownskin Girl
Coming In On A Wing And A Prayer
Classic Ragtime
The Entertainer
Maple Leaf Rag
Magnetic Rag
Red Carpet Rag
Novelty Instrumentals from the Ragtime Era
Hard Hearted Hannah
The Cat and The Dog
Classical Compositions
Pavane for the Sleeping Beauty
Minuet in D Minor
Golliwog’s Cakewalk
The Original Jelly Roll Blues
St. Thomas
Original Compositions
When the Springtime Comes Again
Yazoo Basin Boogie
Ms. Josephine Ayres
Requiem for Patrick Kilroy